Friends of the Fox River receives donation from Signal Hill DAR

  • Jackie Marcus, a member of Barrington-based Signal Hill Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, presents a donation check to Gary Swick, president and lead educator of the Friends of the Fox River.

    Jackie Marcus, a member of Barrington-based Signal Hill Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, presents a donation check to Gary Swick, president and lead educator of the Friends of the Fox River. COURTESY OF SIGNAL HILL CHAPTER, NSDAR

 
 
Updated 1/28/2022 7:10 PM

The Friends of the Fox River received financial support from the Barrington-based Signal Hill Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution in the amount of $500.

The Elgin-based 501(c)3 organization that focuses its efforts on continuing the health and viability of the Fox River. The donation will be directed toward environmental education.

 

Gary Swick, president and lead educator of Friends of the Fox River, has been a river advocate, whitewater raft guide, and paddler for most of his adult life.

He states, "I have been using the Fox River as a classroom since joining FOFR in 1991. I am proud to be responsible for over 30,000 students being introduced to their local streams as FOFR watershed watchdogs."

The Signal Hill Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution was founded in Barrington in 1972. NSDAR is a volunteer women's service organization headquartered in Washington, D.C.

Due to fundraising efforts throughout 2021, the chapter was able to contribute financially to a number of 501(c)3 organizations, specifically in the areas of historic preservation, education, patriotism, conservation and Native Americans.

Since its founding in 1890, over one million women have joined both nationally and around the world. Membership in National Society Daughters of the American Revolution is open to any woman aged 18 and over who can prove lineal descent from a patriot of the American Revolution. For more information, visit signalhilldar.com.

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